Meeting of the friendly Society of Florists

Tuesday se’nnight, being the Annual Spring Meeting of the friendly Society of Florists, one hundred and fourteen Gentlemen, Clergy, &c. honoured the Stewards with their company for Dinner at the Turk’s Head. Among whom were Sir Charles Halford, Joseph Chambers Esq. Mayor; William Burleton Esq. Recorder; Edward William Hartop, Thomas Boothby jun; William Herrick jun. of Beaumanor, William Herrick of Leicester, and Richard Walker Esqrs.—The Rev. Mr. Henry Newton of Burbage and Mr. William Buckley of Leicester, were nominated Stewards for the ensuing Feast. The Prizes were adjudged as follows:

To Mr. Long of Gaulby, for the first Auricular, Courtney’s Adonis — 1l. 1s. 0d.
To Mr. Berry of Rothley, for the second ditto, Severn Fame — 0l. 15s. 0d.
To Ditto, for the third ditto, Courtney’s Adonis — 0l. 10s. 6d.
To Ditto, for the first Polyanthos, Queen of May — 1l. 1s. 0d.
To Mr. James Berry, for the second ditto, Fiery Furnace —0l. 15s. 0d.
To Mr. Berry of Rothley for the third ditto, Queen of May — 0l. 10s. 6d.